Nurses verbally abused by doctors are more likely to verbally abuse their nurse colleagues, survey data shows. That should make all hospital leaders—not just CNOs—sit up and take notice. >>>
Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, is blasting a federal report that recommends stripping critical access designation from any hospital that was brought into the program under a state "necessary provider" designation. "The practical effect is that it would kill rural health," Morgan says. >>>
A California physicians organization is finding that more doctors are dismissing patients because they are uncooperative, refuse to comply with treatment, exhibit drug-seeking behaviors, and increasingly threaten the safety of care providers. >>>
Payments from the Medicare Primary Care Incentive Program are "a good start," to help bolster physician pay, but primary care physicians consistently fall "below 50% of the average specialty incomes," says the head of the American Academy of Family Physicians. >>>
Private health insurance exchanges, embraced by both payers and employers, enable businesses to cap how much they spend on employee healthcare benefits. One report says enrollment in private HIX may exceed public by 10 million members in 2018. >>>
Here's what can happen when internal departments of a hospital or health system start working together: Marketers get better data and gain insight into new opportunities for growth. >>>
Fifty-five percent of employers surveyed about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act report increased business costs in the range of 1% to 4%. >>>
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